SPOT offloads Oyez Professional Services unit

UK office supplies group Spicers OfficeTeam (SPOT) has sold its lucrative Oyez Professional Services and Waterlow Business Supplies legal and…

BOSTA’s Wollaert to step down

Bea Wollaert, General Secretary of Belgian stationery and office products association BOSTA, is to step down from the role at…

ADVEO Germany struggles to find buyer

Since officially opening insolvency proceedings at the beginning of this year, ADVEO Germany has failed to attract investors. According to…

Declining paper volumes knock Antalis

European paper merchant Antalis reported a slight dip in FY2018 sales, primarily due to falling demand for paper. FY2018 sales…

Leadership change at Codex

Ireland-based reseller Codex has announced that current CEO Siobhan O’Connor is to step aside from the daily running of the…

Ex-Staples exec in college admission scandal | New CEO for Panasonic Europe | Arjowiggins...

Ex-Staples executive John Wilson is accused of paying bribes to get his children into elite US-based universities. He is facing…

Blockchain could revolutionise print

A report from industry analysts Quocirca suggests that adopting blockchain technology could open up possibilities for the print industries. According…

HP/Autonomy trial underway in London

HP’s trial against former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch is underway in London’s High Court. HP has accused Lynch of knowingly…

Comercial del Sur expands presence in France

Four years after it bought the assets of RP Diffusion, Spain-based office products and stationery group Comercial del Sur has…

Creditors approve Paperchase CVA

UK stationery retailer Paperchase has been given approval from its creditors to pursue a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). The firm…

Sequana in administration

Following a petition filed on 7 March, France-based paper group Sequana has been granted permission to convert its safeguard procedure…

Jean-Marie Bruneau passes away

OPI is saddened to report the passing of Jean-Marie Bruneau, founder of France-based B2B office supplies reseller Bruneau, on 20…

Tesa reports solid growth

Germany-based adhesive products manufacturer tesa ended FY2018 with strong organic sales growth of 6.8%. Sales for 2018 were €1.34 billion ($1.5…

Walmart loses CTO | Clorox sues RB | Acquisition for Performance Food Group

Walmart CTO Jeremy King is leaving the company to pursue other interests. In the meantime, Fiona Tan, SVP of Customer…

Expansion for ACS

UK-based independent dealer ACS Business Supplies is expanding its businesses to new headquarters in Baildon, Yorkshire, with the aim of…

Office Outlet enters administration

Following yesterday's story on Office Outlet that suggested the former UK retail operations of Staples might be heading into administration,…

VOW announces CSR goals

VOW has announced four corporate social responsibility (CSR) objectives that it will focus on from 2019 onwards. The areas are…

Concerns for Office Outlet

Office Outlet, the former UK retail operations of Staples, could be heading into administration, according to press reports. According to…

Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…

Leaders of the Future assemble in London

UK industry association BOSS recently gathered together the industry’s young talent for its 2019 Leaders of the Future Conference. Hosted…

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A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Following Amazon…